Poll papers filed for detained Hindraf leader

February 25th, 2008 - 3:59 pm ICT by admin  


Kuala Lumpur, Feb 25 (IANS) Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) leader M. Manoharan, detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA), has filed his nomination papers for the upcoming elections in Malaysia through his wife. S. Pushpaneela filed the papers Sunday for the Kota Shah Alam seat in the state legislature.

She said her husband, who is under detention for organising a protest rally on Nov 25, was “excited and motivated”.

“He feels that Malaysia needs a strong opposition and he has the full support of his friends and family,” The New Straits Times quoted her as saying Monday.

The mother of four, who is running her husband’s law firm, will be campaigning on behalf of her husband against Barisan Nasional incumbent Ching Su Chen, of Gerakan.

Manoharan, 46, is contesting on the Democratic Action Party (DAP) ticket.

He is also the legal adviser of Hindraf that claims to speak for Malaysia’s Tamil Hindus who form a majority of the two million-plus ethnic Indian population.

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